Marc Schindler is the executive director of the Justice Policy Institute. As a dedicated justice system reformer, he has served in a variety of roles. Most recently, he was a partner at a DC-based nonprofit philanthropic investment organization, Venture Philanthropy Partners. He served in a variety of leadership roles at DC’s juvenile justice agency, including as its Interim Director. Schindler also served as Staff Attorney with the youth Law Center, advocating for the rights of young people in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. He is also a former Baltimore City public defender. Schindler is a recognized expert in the field, providing commentary in the national media, including on CNN and NPR, and is also the author of numerous articles and book chapters.